Natsuo Takizawa

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Three strains of Pseudomonas pickettii that can grow with 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP) as the sole source of carbon and energy were isolated from different mixed cultures of soil bacterial populations that had been acclimatized to 2,4,6-TCP. These strains released 3 mol of chloride ion from 1 mol of 2,4,6-TCP during the complete degradation of the TCP.(More)
A 25-kb DNA SalI fragment cloned from the chromosomal DNA of Pseudomonas putida OUS82, which utilizes phenanthrene (Phn+) and naphthalene (Nah+), carried all of the genes necessary for upper naphthalene catabolism. Cosmid recombinant pIP7 complemented both the Nah- and Phn- defects of OUS8211 (Trp-Nah-Phn-Sal+[salicylate(More)
Naphthalene and phenanthrene are transformed by enzymes encoded by the pah gene cluster of Pseudomonas putida OUS82. The pahA and pahB genes, which encode the first and second enzymes, dioxygenase and cis-dihydrodiol dehydrogenase, respectively, were identified and sequenced. The DNA sequences showed that pahA and pahB were clustered and that pahA consisted(More)
A 12,808-nucleotide containing DNA fragment cloned from naphthalene-utilizing (Nah+) Pseudomonas aeruginosa PaK1 was analyzed and compared with the genes (pah(OUS)) of a 14,462-nucleotide DNA fragment from Pseudomonas putida OUS82. The DNA sequence analyses demonstrated that the naphthalene upper-pathway genes and their deduced enzymes were very similar(More)
The host range of coliphage Mu was greatly expanded to various genera of gram-negative bacteria by using the hybrid plasmic RP4::Mu cts, which is temperature sensitive and which confers resistance to ampicillin, kanamycin, and tetracycline. These drug resistance genes were transferred from Escherichia coli to members of the general Klebsiella, Enterobacter,(More)
INTRODUCTION Urachal remnants are relatively rare but may potentially cause various symptoms and an increased risk for developing adenocarcinoma. Open or laparoscopic surgery is usually used for their resection. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery has been recently applied in several surgical procedures. This report describes two cases of vesicourachal(More)
During nitric oxide (NO) inhalation therapy, NO combines with deoxyhemoglobin to form nitrosyl hemoglobin (HbNO). We used electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy to measure HbNO in arterial and mixed venous blood of normoxic and hypoxic sheep during NO inhalation. Our aim was to quantitatively measure HbNO levels in the blood during NO inhalation,(More)
Dialyzer performance strongly depends on the flow of blood and dialysis fluid as well as membrane performance. It is necessary, particularly to optimize dialysis fluid flow, to develop a highly efficient dialyzer. The objective of the present study is to evaluate by computational analysis the effects of dialyzer jacket baffle structure, taper angle, and(More)
The detection of A, B and H blood group substances (ABH-BGS) in saliva and in saliva stains has been investigated quantitatively by an indirect ELISA using a horseradish peroxidase conjugate in combination with the use of monoclonal antibodies. Through this method, the reaction specificity to BGS in the saliva was very high and its detection sensitivity was(More)
The pullulanase gene (pul) of Klebsiella aerogenes was cloned into a pBR322 vector in Escherichia coli. Deletion analysis of the recombinant plasmid showed that the pul coding sequence, probably with the regulator gene, was located entirely within a 4.2-kilobase segment derived from the chromosomal DNA of K. aerogenes. E. coli cells carrying the recombinant(More)